Yahoo is continuing its move to mobile by launching a video-streaming app built for iOS, the company announced Monday.
In addition to creating Yahoo Screen, an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, the Internet company inked a deal with Viacom to stream clips from Comedy Central.
Created by Yahoo's mobile team in New York, the app lets users watch and browse through trending clips and search for shows. Swiping left and right skips between episodes, and swiping up and down flips through channels, according to Yahoo's blog post.
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Following Netflix's lead, Yahoo announced it will live-stream a video broadcast of the Internet company's second-quarter earnings call on Tuesday.
Video of the meeting, which will feature CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman, will be broadcast from Yahoo's studio in Sunnyvale, Calif., on the Internet company's investor relations page beginning at 2 p.m. PT Tuesday. The video will then be immediately archived for 90 days, the company said in a statement.
More people viewed video ads at Hulu than at any other Web site last month, according to stats released yesterday by ComScore.
Out of the 4.3 billion video ads that U.S. Internet users watched in March, 1.2 billion of those were at Hulu, making it the top site for video ad impressions for the month. Video network Tremor Media was next on the list with 804.3 million ad views, followed by video marketplace Adap.tv with 553 million video ad impressions, and BrightRoll Video Network with 398 million.
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Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded:
Doodle-4-Google gets the search giant into more privacy trouble because of the possibility of storing children's Social Security numbers
iPad 2 might get a launch date as early as next week
Amazon Prime customers get Instant Streaming video with over 5,000 titles
China launches an official government search engine with Panguso
Mint.com gets new "Get Out of Debt" toolsYahoo! Video gets rid of user-generated content, so download your uploads before March 14th
Considering the turmoil over at Yahoo, the three-year agreement could be either a home run or a strikeout.
On the video side, content from Major League Baseball's MLB.tv will be syndicated on Yahoo Sports through the 2010 season. This means that if you're a Yahoo user, you'll be able to watch live and on-demand baseball games on Yahoo Sports--provided that they're not in your home … Read more
Despite the immediate threat of a hostile takeover by Microsoft, Yahoo's kicked it into high gear. In just two weeks Yahoo has released a hot new product (Yahoo Live), announced mobile social communication tool OneConnect, acquired online video platform provider Maven Networks, killed off its music service and replaced it with Rhapsody, and launched a completely new version of collaboration suite Zimbra.
This morning the parade of changes continues with the relaunch of Yahoo Video. Besides an all new layout, Yahoo Video is coming a little closer to YouTube. It is emphasizing editor-chosen content alongside the most popular videos on the service. One of them being the new trailer for Indiana Jones, which oddly enough looks significantly better, and is available in HD on Yahoo's Movies property.
The Flash video player (the most important part of the service) has been given a face-lift with slightly higher resolutions and a new wide-screen display that can be embedded on blogs or other Web sites. User file size limits have been increased to 150MB, letting users upload larger videos files sizes that tend to come with wide-screen clips. Standard 4:3 video simply plays in the player with black bars on each side.
Also revamped are personal profiles. Users can create playlists and embed them on third party pages. Like YouTube's efforts, there are tiny thumbnails for each clip, and the creator can swap the order and choose whether it plays continuously.
New to the mix are "networks," which are a simple way to browse content by genre. The videos come from various Yahoo properties, and each network is skinned to match. It's a distinctively different feel at each network, and does a much better job at encapsulating content and the feel for each brand than YouTube's efforts with its partner channels.
Yahoo announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its partnership with music mega-label Sony BMG to bring the company's music videos to its Yahoo Video platform.
The two companies already have an existing content deal, but this expanded agreement will add more video to Yahoo's catalog and allow Sony BMG artists' audio to be used in user-generated Yahoo audiovisual content. Additionally, Sony BMG media on Yahoo will be available in more regions across the globe.
Sony BMG artists include Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, Britney Spears, and Avril Lavigne.
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Yahoo Video is Yahoo's answer to YouTube and other similar video-hosting services. Users can search and watch a variety of clips, along with some commercial content from partners. They also can upload their own content and give it tags to help others sort through it. Users don't need to install anything special on their computers to play the videos, only a browser plug-in.
Similar to other modern day video services, any video on Yahoo Video can be embedded elsewhere on blogs, Web sites, and social-networking profiles. When users get to the end of a clip, they … Read more